Thursday, May 30, 2024

Jackson Offers Fishing Rodeo for Kids

 The city of Jackson issued the following press release. 

The City of Jackson is launching its first-ever Youth Fishing Rodeo for all young fishing enthusiasts 15-years-old and under. This is a great opportunity for youth to show off their fishing skills or just come out and enjoy the day at the Jackson Zoo. The event is FREE for event participants 
A fishing pole, tackle and bait are required. One pole or rod per child is allowed. Treble hooks are not permitted. While adults are welcome to join in the fun, they cannot actively fish. 
Prices will be awarded for catching tagged fish.
Make sure to pre-register by June 13 to secure your spot. (Link below).
Volunteers are also welcome. Sign-up by June 10. (Link below).

 Event Details:
  • Date: Saturday, June 15
  • Check-in: 8:30 a.m. 
  • Location: Jackson Zoo Pond 
  • Address: 2918 W. Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 
  • Admission: FREE- Only for ages 15 years old and under

For more information, please call 601-952-8776.


Anonymous said...

Obviously written by a city employee - maybe the city should award "Prizes" instead of "Prices."

Anonymous said...

Can my seven year old bring his gun or should his mother carry it? Oh well, Gives the Chief something else to keep him awake at night.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you Karen’s can read a story about an event for kids without belly aching. I’m happy that I don’t have to deal with y’all in real life. I’m sorry for those that do.

Anonymous said...

I remember taking my kids to these type of events. Always had a great time. Have to agree with 12:15 as well.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a nice gesture and you cant fault them for trying to offer the kiddos something.

But I also don't feel the need to judge the ones that make snarky comments.
I can also see how this feels like lipstick on a pig at this point.

Cant please everyone and though I know its rare today, but we'd all be better off if we attempted to see both sides of an argument rather being a bunch of Moody Judy(s).

Anonymous said...

Why can’t we “judge the ones who make snarky comments”? You yourself characterized their statements in a negative manner. If they put down others, then they should expect to be put down themselves.

This is a kid’s event. There is no other legitimate side to consider.

Anonymous said...

Driving to the zoo through the most dangerous neighborhood in the radical city with the highest per capita murder rate -- what could possibly go wrong?

Theca Jones of the Roguish Gent Podcast said...

Glad they are having this event again. I loved it when I was in Middle school and it was at the ELC out in South Jackson.

Anonymous said...

There are fish in that pond??

Anonymous said...

I hope this event goes well. Jackson needs victories.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful activity for kids! And west Capitol street is freshly replaced. And would be great for citizens to purchase fishing poles & dig some worms for the kids to fish!

Anonymous said...

I guess whoever had the notion that they would take credit for an event was hoping someone like me would not bring up the fact that fishing rodeos took place yearly at Livingston Park. (Not the zoo pond).

Anonymous said...

“Can my 7 year old bring his gun” actually made me laugh. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the volunteer link works? I tried to volunteer to help out at some City event a year or so ago, but the link was basically an error message. I suppose I could have called, but, then again, trying to call any number posted by the Lumumba administration is an exercise in futility. First you get frustrated, then you get pissed, then that lying no-good charlatan gets in your head, then you’re practically screaming how FFS can an entire city workforce be unable or unwilling to lift a finger. Let’s face it, when the head honcho is all style and no substance, it doesn’t take long to trickle down.

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